The City of Victoria is partnering with United Way Greater Victoria on its Period Promise campaign.
Beginning this year, free menstrual products such as tampons and pads will be available in various City of Victoria civic facilities, including City Hall, Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre, and downtown public washrooms.
Period Promise has garnered support from a growing number of organizations across the province offers free and accessible products in their workplace or office.
In response to the Period Promise campaign, in April, the BC government declared that all BC public schools will be required to provide free menstrual products for students in school washrooms by the end of the year.
The United Way’s Period Promise initiative also calls upon citizens to donating financially or by organizing a Period Promise campaign to collect donated products such as tampons, pads, cups or menstrual underwear.
For more information, visit: periodpromise.ca.
“The City of Victoria is proud to be the first municipality in BC to make the United Way Period Promise,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “We know that not having access to menstrual products when you need them can be a risk to people’s health and socially isolating. Providing free menstrual products in City facilities is a small, practical thing we can do that will make a big difference in the lives of many people in our community.”